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Blog 104 – Are we happy yet?

In this 9-minute episode, Jen and Mark continue their series on happiness by asking listeners to examine what it actually takes to make them happy. Many of us find ourselves in a rat-race, constantly striving for more, when they may have already arrived at happiness.

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Blog 103 – Should We Always Be Happy?

In this 10-minute episode, Mark and Jen start a three-part series in which they examine the topic of happiness.  They begin by examining the question of whether it is realistic to always expect to be happy and influences on our happiness other than our attitude.

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Blog 102 – Free To Be Me

In this 11-minute episode Jen and Mark look back at the Fourth of July and the topic of freedom.  They discuss people who may not recognize or take part in the freedom that is available to them in life. The two challenge listeners to recognize the constraints that aren’t serving them and make some changes.

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Blog 100 – Oh, shift!

In this 8-minute episode, Mark and Jen continue a four-part series in which they discuss quotes from Oh, shift! They talk about choosing to say “Oh, shift!” and how that affects your daily life.

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Blog 99 – Things Are Just Happening

In this 8-minute episode, Jen and Mark air part 2 of a series in which they discuss quotes from Oh, shift! This episode is focused on how things aren’t happening to you, for you or against you. They are just happening.

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Blog 98 – Infinite Choices

In this 10-minute episode, Mark and Jen start a four-part series in which they talk about quotes from Oh, shift! This episode is focused on how choices affect a person’s life.

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Blog 97 - The Ego And The Self

In this minute episode, Mark and Jen look at page 103 in Oh, shift! and discuss the concept of “self” and “ego” as it’s presented in the book. Jen reveals the difference between the two and how important each side of our being is important to our survival.

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Blog 96 - I'm Not Ready

In this 11-minute episode, Mark and Jen look at page 78 of Oh, shift! and discuss the idea of being ready to be a different person. They focus on “readiness” and how it plays a role in us moving forward or making changes in our lives. The two discuss strategies that may help people to ease into change and remind listeners to be kind to themselves as they slowly move forward.

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Blog 95 - Be The Leader Of Your Own Life

In this 11-minute episode, Mark announces a youth empowerment camp coming in August and it sparks a conversation about leadership. So many times we’re told to be leaders, but life is not designed for everybody to be leaders. Mark and Jen talk about finding peace with your own personality and discuss the value of being in service.

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Blog 94 - Turning A New Leaf

In this 14–minute episode, Mark and Jen discuss the habit of self-reflection – the benefits and pitfalls.  They talk about looking at mistakes that people can identify in their lives and the challenge of doing things differently. The two bring up specific examples from their own lives and go on to give listeners an idea of how they can get help identifying tendencies that might be self-destructive.

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Blog 93 - You Deserve A Compliment

In this 11-minute episode, Mark and Jen return to the Oh, shift! concept of words, and what power our words has over others.  Jen points out that it feels good to give compliments but many of us don’t know how to accept them.  She sheds light on many people’s tendency to not think we’re good enough and how social media has reinforced the way we compare ourselves to others. She suggests that as part of the reason that many of us tend to not know what to do when people give us compliments.

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Blog 92 - Swimming Upstream

In this 11-minute episode, Mark and Jen continue the conversation about finding flow in life. Jen continues to give specific examples of how we can recognize flow in our lives.  Jen mentions that when we’re in flow we reduce our stress, increase our productivity and find satisfaction with who we are.  Mark paints a picture how learning to be in flow has brought peace to situations that used to cause him stress.

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Blog 91 - Go With The Flow

In this 10-minute episode, Mark shares a quote from Oh, shift! about being in flow and how it impacted his life. Mark and Jen discuss the difference between being in resistance and to being in flow to what is going on in people’s lives. Jen sheds light on why we tend to be in resistance and offers listeners an alternative. They begin a conversation about specific examples of how we can recognize flow in our lives.

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Blog 90 - Where Is This Thing Going?

In this 10-minute episode Mark and Jen reflect on an email from a listener who has trouble dealing with change.  The two discuss the inevitability of change and how shifting can help deal with the challenge and stress that change can bring. Mark shares his own challenges with change and a strategy that he’s adopted to look at it from a larger view.

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Blog 89 - It's Having An Effect

In this 10-minute episode Mark and Jen discuss the influence we all have on others. Mark reads an email that a listener wrote in which she expresses challenges she is facing and how the Oh, shift! message has helped her find some stability. The two discuss the quote from Oh, shift! – “things don’t happen to you, for you, or against you…things just happen,” and how important this insight is to help our perspective.

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Blog 88 - My Words Are A Magnet

In this 10-minute episode Mark and Jen continue the conversation about the power of words. Jen tells a story that brings the point home and gives listeners some insight into what kind of effect their words might be having on themselves and others. Jen points out that we can usually tell what kind of words we’re putting out into the world by looking at the people, events and circumstances we’re drawing into our lives.

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Blog 87 - Read My Lips

In this 11-minute episode Mark and Jen starts a conversation about the power of words. Jennifer uses her book and keynotes to teach people how to use words that serve them better. Mark discusses a strategy to use words in a way that can have a profound effect on us in times of crisis. The two give listeners insights on how they can begin shaping their language and self-talk in a way that gives them better results.

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Blog 86 - I'm Addicted To Pain

In this 12-minute episode Jen proposes the idea that many people have an addiction to worry. This is a topic covered in Oh, shift! and Jen gives examples of her own life where the concept comes from. Mark adds to the discussion by pointing out how this may cause stress in our lives and how we can break the pattern. 

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Blog 85 - I Need Some Sun

In this 12-minute episode Jen brings up the topic of understanding our ancestry and how it might influence our preferences, behaviors and tendencies. Mark adds to the conversation by pointing out that this information can help us in our relationships and in our own self-development. The two give listeners insights in things they can do to better understand ourselves so that they can get closer to joy.

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